I use terminal and vim extensively, while writing code. I have created a color palette which is based on readability and easy-use with an autocomplete plugin(obtain plugins from Pydiction : Tab-complete your Python code, Auto Pairs : Insert or delete brackets, parens, quotes in pair. ).
I want to backup these settings so I can reuse them when I have problems with my current installation (12.04, by the way, I plan a clean Ubuntu 12.10 install in October). Are these settings are stored in a config file? Or if they are stored in gconf/dconf, how can I write a shell script to restore it?